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Location of Abaújszántó

Coordinates: 48°16′43″N 21°11′15″E / 48.27852°N 21.18752°E / 48.27852; 21.18752Coordinates: 48°16′43″N 21°11′15″E / 48.27852°N 21.18752°E / 48.27852; 21.18752
Country  Hungary
County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
  Total 47.36 km2 (18.29 sq mi)
Population (2008)
  Total 3,202
  Density 67.60/km2 (175.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 3881
Area code(s) 47

Abaújszántó is a small town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the county capital Miskolc. It belongs to the famous Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district.


Abaújszántó has been inhabited since ancient times. The Hungarians settled down in the area around the Conquest of Hungary. It was a town for more than 600 years, the centre of the Gönc district until 1921 and the largest town of the region after Kassa. It lost its town status in 1902, and in many ways its role was taken over by Encs. It was aentre of the Abaújszántó district from 1921 till 1962.

Many famous men had connections with Abaújszántó, the poet Ilosvai Selymes Péter worked here as a schoolmaster, and Gáspár Károli, who translated the Bible to Hungarian, lived nearby, and the Protestant pastors of Abaújszántó helped him in his translating work.

Abaújszántó was granted town status again in 2004.

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Abaújszántó is twinned with:


  1. "Twin cities of the City of Kosice". Magistrát mesta Košice, Tr. Retrieved 2013-07-27.

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